The Nokia X (Normandy) budget Android smartphone continues to draw attention towards itself. After much back-and-forth speculation, the device now seems all prepared to make an official entry. According to a senior executive over at Nokia India, the company’s first Android-based smartphone will be launched in the country as part of the Asha lineup as early as next month.
The report by GoAndroid also said that the much-rumoured dual-SIM Windows Phone device, aka Moneypenny, is also due for launch in India at the same time.
Nokia X will apparently be powered by a dual core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1Ghz along with Adreno 302 GPU. The display is a rather small 4-inch TFT with a resolution of 480×845 (FWVGA) pixels.
It’s thought to pack a 5-megapixel shooter, 4GB of expandable storage and 512 MB of RAM. The device will draw power from a 1500mAh battery. There will be dual SIM support too.
It should be running a highly customised ‘forked’ version of Android 4.4 KitKat, according to media reports. The low-cost phone is likely to arrive in six colours.
Nokia X is rumored to be launched at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 event, which is scheduled from 24 to 27 February in Barcelona. So this report seems well in line as far as its launch in March is concerned. But we need to wait to see if this device actually arrives.